Vino (VNC server)

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Original author(s)Mark McLoughlin, Calum Benson[1]
Developer(s)David King
Initial releaseFebruary 5, 2004 (2004-02-05)[2]
Stable release3.38.2[3] (25 November 2020; 47 days ago (2020-11-25)) [±]
Preview release3.37.92[4] (13 September 2020; 3 months ago (2020-09-13)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like
Size837 KB
Available in41 languages[5]
TypeVNC server
LicenseGPL version 2

Vino is the VNC server for the GNOME desktop environment.

Configuration up to version 3.8.0 was via the vino-preferences program. This was removed from the packages after that version, since the gnome-control-center could then be used alternatively to control settings.

However, Vino is also useful in some other Linux distributions, which may not use GNOME desktop; and where gnome-control-center is not present: this leaves those distributions with no preference editor. For these distributions, (Lubuntu is one example, being based on LXDE, not GNOME), the alternative configuration manager tool dconf-editor is recommended (sudo apt install dconf-editor to install). The VNC settings can then be accessed under org -> gnome -> desktop -> remote-access using that tool.


  1. ^ "vino - GNOME Desktop Sharing Server". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (25 November 2020). "GNOME 3.38.2 released!". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  4. ^ Jardón, Javier (13 September 2020). "GNOME 3.37.92 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Module Statistics: vino". Retrieved 30 October 2011.

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